List of Governors of Virginia, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Patrick Henry 5 July 1776 1 June 1779 No party Hanover County, Colony of Virginia, British America
2 Thomas Jefferson 1 June 1779 3 June 1781 No party Shadwell, Colony of Virginia
3 William Fleming 3 June 1781 12 June 1781 No party Jedburgh, Scotland
4 Thomas Nelson, Jr. 12 June 1781 22 November 1781 No party Yorktown, Virginia
5 David Jameson 22 November 1781 1 December 1781 No party  
6 Benjamin Harrison V 1 December 1781 1 December 1784 No party Charles City County, Virginia
7 Patrick Henry 1 December 1784 1 December 1786 No party Hanover County, Colony of Virginia, British America
8 Edmund Randolph 1 December 1786 1 December 1788 No party Williamsburg, Virginia
9 Beverley Randolph 1 December 1788 1 December 1791 No party Henrico County, Virginia
10 Henry Lee III 1 December 1791 1 December 1794 Federalist Dumfries, Colony of Virginia
11 Robert Brooke 1 December 1794 1 December 1796 Democratic-Republican  
12 James Wood 1 December 1796 1 December 1799 Federalist Winchester, Virginia
13 Hardin Burnley 7 December 1799 11 December 1799    
14 John Pendleton, Jr. 11 December 1799 19 December 1799    
15 James Monroe 19 December 1799 1 December 1802 Democratic-Republican Monroe Hall, Virginia
16 John Page 1 December 1802 7 December 1805 Democratic-Republican Rosewell Plantation, Gloucester County, Virginia
17 William H. Cabell 7 December 1805 1 December 1808 Democratic-Republican Cumberland County, Virginia
18 John Tyler, Sr. 1 December 1808 15 January 1811 Democratic-Republican Charles City County, Virginia
19 George William Smith 15 January 1811 19 January 1811 Democratic-Republican Essex County, Virginia
20 James Monroe 19 January 1811 3 April 1811 Democratic-Republican Monroe Hall, Virginia
21 George William Smith 3 April 1811 26 December 1811 Democratic-Republican Essex County, Virginia
22 Peyton Randolph 27 December 1811 3 January 1812 Democratic-Republican Williamsburg, Virginia
23 James Barbour 3 January 1812 1 December 1814 Democratic-Republican Barboursville, Virginia
24 Wilson Cary Nicholas 1 December 1814 1 December 1816 Democratic-Republican Williamsburg, Virginia
25 James Patton Preston 1 December 1816 1 December 1819 Democratic-Republican Montgomery, Virginia
26 Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. 1 December 1819 1 December 1822 Democratic-Republican Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland County, Virginia
27 James Pleasants 1 December 1822 10 December 1825 Democratic-Republican Powhatan County, Virginia
28 John Tyler 10 December 1825 4 March 1827 Democratic-Republican Charles City County, Virginia
29 William Branch Giles 4 March 1827 4 March 1830 Democratic Amelia Courthouse, Virginia
30 John Floyd 4 March 1830 31 March 1834 Democratic Floyd’s Station, Virginia
31 Littleton Waller Tazewell 31 March 1834 30 April 1836 Whig Williamsburg, Virginia
32 Wyndham Robertson 30 April 1836 31 March 1837 Whig near Manchester, Chesterfield County, Virginia
33 David Campbell 31 March 1837 31 March 1840 Democratic Washington County (later Smyth County), Virginia
34 Thomas Walker Gilmer 31 March 1840 20 March 1841 Whig Albemarle County, Virginia
35 John M. Patton 20 March 1841 31 March 1841 Whig Fredericksburg, Virginia
36 John Rutherfoord 31 March 1841 31 March 1842 Democratic  
37 John Munford Gregory 31 March 1842 1 January 1843 Whig Charles City County, Virginia
38 James McDowell 1 January 1843 1 January 1846 Democratic Rockbridge County, Virginia
39 William Smith 1 January 1846 1 January 1849 Democratic Marengo, Virginia
40 John B. Floyd 1 January 1849 16 January 1852 Democratic Blacksburg, Virginia, US
41 Joseph Johnson 16 January 1852 1 January 1856 Democratic Orange County, New York
42 Henry A. Wise 1 January 1856 1 January 1860 Democratic Drummondtown, Virginia
43 John Letcher 1 January 1860 1 January 1864 Democratic Lexington, Virginia, US
44 William Smith 1 January 1864 9 May 1865 Democratic Marengo, Virginia
45 Francis Harrison Pierpont 9 May 1865 4 April 1868 Republican Morgantown (then in Virginia)
46 Henry H. Wells 4 April 1868 21 September 1869 Republican Rochester, New York, USA
47 Gilbert Carlton Walker 21 September 1869 1 January 1874 Democratic Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
48 James L. Kemper 1 January 1874 1 January 1878 Democratic Madison County, Virginia
49 Frederick W. M. Holliday 1 January 1878 1 January 1882 Democratic Winchester, Virginia
50 William E. Cameron 1 January 1882 1 January 1886 Re-adjuster Petersburg, Virginia, USA
51 Fitzhugh Lee 1 January 1886 1 January 1890 Democratic Fairfax County, Virginia
52 Philip W. McKinney 1 January 1890 1 January 1894 Democratic Buckingham County, Virginia
53 Charles Triplett O’Ferrall 1 January 1894 1 January 1898 Democratic Berkley Springs, Virginia
54 James Hoge Tyler 1 January 1898 1 January 1902 Democratic Caroline, Virginia, U.S.
55 Andrew Jackson Montague 1 January 1902 1 February 1906 Democratic Campbell County, Virginia
56 Claude A. Swanson 1 February 1906 10 February 1910 Democratic Swansonville, Virginia, U.S.
57 William Hodges Mann 10 February 1910 1 February 1914 Democratic Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
58 Henry Carter Stuart 1 February 1914 1 February 1918 Democratic Wytheville, Virginia, USA
59 Westmoreland Davis 1 February 1918 1 February 1922 Democratic Atlantic Ocean
60 Elbert Lee Trinkle 1 February 1922 1 February 1926 Democratic Wytheville, Virginia, U.S.
61 Harry F. Byrd 1 February 1926 15 January 1930 Democratic Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S.
62 John Garland Pollard 15 January 1930 17 January 1934 Democratic King and Queen County, Virginia
63 George C. Peery 17 January 1934 15 January 1938 Democratic Cedar Bluff, Virginia, U.S.
64 James H. Price 15 January 1938 21 January 1942 Democratic Greenbrier, West Virginia, U.S.
65 Colgate Darden 21 January 1942 16 January 1946 Democratic Franklin, Virginia
66 William M. Tuck 16 January 1946 18 January 1950 Democratic Halifax County, Virginia
67 John S. Battle 18 January 1950 20 January 1954 Democratic New Bern, North Carolina
68 Thomas Bahnson Stanley 20 January 1954 11 January 1958 Democratic Spencer, Virginia
69 James Lindsay Almond, Jr. 11 January 1958 13 January 1962 Democratic Charlottesville, Virginia
70 Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. 13 January 1962 15 January 1966 Democratic Alberta, Virginia, U.S.
71 Mills E. Godwin, Jr. 15 January 1966 17 January 1970 Democratic Nansemond County, Virginia, U.S.
72 A. Linwood Holton, Jr. 17 January 1970 12 January 1974 Republican Big Stone Gap, Virginia, U.S.
73 Mills E. Godwin, Jr. 12 January 1974 14 January 1978 Republican Nansemond County, Virginia, U.S.
74 John N. Dalton 14 January 1978 16 January 1982 Republican Emporia, Virginia
75 Chuck Robb 16 January 1982 18 January 1986 Democratic Phoenix, Arizona, United States
76 Gerald L. Baliles 18 January 1986 13 January 1990 Democratic Stuart, Virginia, U.S.
77 Douglas Wilder 13 January 1990 15 January 1994 Democratic Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
78 George Allen 15 January 1994 17 January 1998 Republican Whittier, California, U.S.
79 Jim Gilmore 17 January 1998 12 January 2002 Republican Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
80 Mark Warner 12 January 2002 14 January 2006 Democratic Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
81 Tim Kaine 14 January 2006 16 January 2010 Democratic St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
82 Bob McDonnell 16 January 2010 11 January 2014 Republican Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
83 Terry McAuliffe 11 January 2014 Incumbent Democratic Syracuse, New York

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